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Supreme Court paves the way to the ruling NCP vice-chairperson Gautam to retain in the post as National Assembly member and to be appointed as minister

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      November 11 2020

Kathmandu, Nepal, November 11, 2020: Supreme Court (SC), the Apex Court of the country, has paved the way to the vice chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) not only to retain in the post as member of the Upper House but also to be appointed in the ministerial portfolio.  The SC made so by denying issuing an interim order on the case relating to the nomination of Gautam as the National Assembly member.

Responding to a writ petition filed by senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi, a Constitutional bench comprising Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Hari Krishna Karki, Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha and Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada made the verdict stating that there were no grounds to restrict Gautam from becoming the member of the Upper House and minister.

Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi had moved the SC demanding the cancellation of the decision of nominating of Gautam as the member of the Upper House.

As Gautam was defeated in the election held to the House of Representatives (HoR) from Bardiya-1, the ruling NCP had recommended the government to appoint him as the member of the upper house.